Derry Journal

The Brexit impact

Walk around Derry city centre and it seems as if it is constantly changing.  On the positive side, a new hotel is being built, another recently opened and some of the beautiful buildings on Shipquay Street are being renovated.  The downside is that well-known city centre businesses – Harry’s restaurant, the Bishop Street post office …

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River deep: Derry Journal

    River deep   by Paul Gosling   Visionary or short-sighted? McCormick Properties’ plans for developing over the city’s main artery, the Foyle, have divided people. Yes, we need jobs and investment – but do we need this investment at this location?   It is a question that will determine how Derry will evolve …

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Why Derry needs Ilex

Paul Gosling responds to calls for Derry’s urban regeneration company to be scrapped. On a recent trip to Leicester, I was taken to the top of the council offices to look at a sky line dominated by cranes. Bill Kirk – chief executive of Derry’s urban regeneration company Ilex – promises a similar horizon here …

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